Daniel Pincus

Daniel P.

New York, NY
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My passion is teaching Pool, known as Pocket Billiards. I have developed two unique training games that enables rapid progress on technique, aiming, pocketing balls and cue ball control. Most of all, they’re fun! If you have any interest in pool, take a lesson with me. You won’t regret it.

PS. I am an ideal teacher for children, with lots of experience under my belt.

PSS. Please note that the price here does not include my table time, which the student pays at the pool hall.

See you at the table!

About Daniel P.

Greetings from New York City.

I love teaching pool, especially to total beginners. I’ve developed some unique training games that help you make rapid progress while having lots of fun. It’s got to be fun!! For that reason, I’m great teaching groups at parties.

Over a decade ago, I got myself a job as co-editor of what became a big seller in the pool world, Phil Capelle’s “Play Your Best 8-Ball.” In late 2015, the Professional Billiard Instructors Association granted me the rank of Recognized Instructor.

Please note: Lesson prices DO NOT INCLUDE payment for my "table time." As is customary, the student pays it at the time of the lesson.
I can’t tell you how gratifying it is to see students progress rapidly, scoring points, pocketing balls, and having a high quality experience. My students think of me as a very patient teacher, willing to go over things many times. Take a lesson with me and you won’t regret it.


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8 Reviews
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Daniel was incredibly helpful in providing a lesson for myself and my Dad. He assessed our level of play quickly and catered the lesson accordingly. Daniel created a great game for us to practice on our own. Very happy with the overall experience.

Posted Dec 5, 2019
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Very interesting person who raised my interest multiple times throughout the lesson. Also taught me the mastery of an important fundamental of billiards that I looked past

Posted Aug 22, 2019
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Great. I saw real results from one lesson

Posted Aug 4, 2019
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

My friend and I were just playing a game of 8 ball and Dan suggested a game call loop . We were impressed at how much we learned about the tangent line and how we had to focus at where the ball had to go in order to stay at the table. Dan really improved my game with just 3 hours of lesson today. He also showed us 2 other games and both required us to play differently and it made us focus on cue ball control. I was smiling each time as if I discovered fire. Dan would walk us through why and how. I had a great time If i have time to play again i would call dan no doubt.

Posted Jul 14, 2019
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

For a long time I thought I understood the game of pool but within the first 5 minutes of running drills with Dan, I came to the realization that I did not know much. My understanding of the completely changed and I definitely see improvements in the near future.

Posted Jul 14, 2019
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Dan is fantastic. He identified key areas in which I needed improvement and suggested drills to directly address those issues. From the very first lesson, it was clear that Dan possesses a deep love of billiards and has carefully considered the best ways to impart his knowledge to others. The overall quality of my game (and my enjoyment derived while playing it) has risen dramatically as a direct result of working with him.

Posted Jul 1, 2019
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I've had the pleasure to take quite a few lessons with Dan & I do not regret any of them. From the first time we've met at the pool hall he gave me a few simple tips & I saw a dramatic increase in my game. He has worked together amongst the pros & also has many years involved in the world of billiards. Everytime I meet with him I learn something new and bring back home some new techniques to practice which are vital to the game. He has taught me the basic fundamentals & stroke mechanics in which I had struggled with. He provides great feedback & is overall one of the best around with tons of experience. Any time I have questions or concerns I can reach out to him with no problem. Dan always delievers! It is always a pleasure working with Dan, he is very flexible, great on communication, reasonable & has the patience to teach to anyone! If you want to improve your game or have a general interest in pocket billiards / pool Daniel is your guy to reach out to. I am one of his current student's & he has not failed me. Dan always has a great demeanour & is full of knowledge on & off the table. Call or email him now you won't regret it.

Posted Jun 30, 2019

Dan is a great teacher, making the "mysteries" of pool clear to a beginning player and imparting his love for the game. Dan gives lots of drills that are inspirational as well as challenging as you can see yourself improving.

Posted Jun 30, 2019

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Classical Music Singing
Sep 1979 - May 1981

Manhattan School of Music

Sep 1972 - May 1978

Columbia College



Limited Proficiency


Recognized instructor
Jan 2016

Professional Billiard Instructors Association

This is one of the levels of certification granted by the organization.

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